Raw Fermented Ginger Beer Recipe (Easy, Homemade Soda)

Raw, Natural Ginger Beer

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This is a super simple ginger bug soda recipe for a delicious, fermented ginger beer. This is soda that is raw and completely natural! The benefits of raw ginger are plentiful. Ginger bug ginger beer is amazing for calming stomach aches, fighting indigestion, squashing acid reflux, and delighting taste buds.

Raw, Natural Ginger Beer

If your ginger bug is in good health, this will make a very fizzy drink and you won’t ever crave for a modern day soda again. You can also use this recipe as a base for delicious fruit flavored shrubs and cocktails!

Homemade ginger beer is unlike any other. The ginger is crisp and fresh, and doesn’t have that fake ginger taste. It is slightly spicy, a little tangy yet still somewhat sweet, and the natural effervescence is rewarding and soothing and won’t case you to have gas!

On the contrary, fermented ginger beer is the perfect drink to calm tummy troubles. It is full of living enzymes that aid digestion. Try this homemade ginger beer as soon as you can, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Don’t have a ginger bug yet? Click here to learn how to make one at home. It only requires a jar, ginger, sugar and water!

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Raw, Fermented Ginger Beer Soda Recipe

This is an easy recipe for fermented ginger beer using a ginger bug! This homemade ginger beer recipe is a crowd pleaser and a natural tummy tonic!
Course: Beverage, Ferment
Keyword: Ginger Bug
Servings: 4 people
Author: nourishingtime.com


  • 4 inches ginger juiced
  • 1-2 lemons juiced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup active ginger bug


  • Juice the ginger WITH the skin on if it is organic!
  • Add everything together, and taste-test.
  • Pour into bottles and let ferment 1-7 days until sufficiently bubbly. It may take longer if your house is colder, but please do check daily. You don't want exploding jars!


Prior to putting in jars to ferment: If you think the ginger is too strong, add more water. If you’d like it stronger, juice a bit more ginger. Keep in mind it tends to taste stronger after fermentation! Maybe because of all the bubbles? 🙂
Swing-Top Jars: I highly recommend swing-top jars because they lead to a fizzier product. Plus it’s easy to make then just grab one from the fridge, which encourages having fermented drinks more often. Click here to buy my favorite type on Amazon. The 8oz jars are great for kids!

My house is always on the warmer side, so my soda is usually very bubbly after a day or two. I then put them in the fridge to chill until the flavor is perfect, generally another 2 days. I don’t like it too sweet, but don’t like it alcoholic either!

Once your jar has some fizz, it’s time to open carefully and enjoy your cold, refreshing, raw ginger beer soda! Also be sure to try this naturally fermented pineapple ginger soda! Click here for the recipe!

Please don’t forget to pin this recipe!

Raw Fermented Ginger Beer

This recipe is a raw version of the one posted in Wild Fermentation. It is a variant that makes a perfect fermented Jamaican ginger beer recipe!

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3 Replies to “Raw Fermented Ginger Beer Recipe (Easy, Homemade Soda)”

  1. I love ginger, and this recipe is just in time for cold season – thanks for the great idea!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi I can’t wait to taste this. It’s now in 2nd stage in two large glass jars. Thanks for such great details.


    1. You’re very welcome! Enjoy!

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